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HUMAN
TRAFFICKING
Training
Course
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What is
Recruitment, smuggling,
transporting, harboring,
human
buying or selling of a
trafficking?
person through force,
threats, fraud, deception,
DEFINITION
or coercion for the
BY THE STATE
purposes of exploitation,
prostitution, pornography, OF TENNESSEE
migrant work, sweat
shops, domestic
servitude, forced labor,
bondage, peonage, or
involuntary servitude.
 Modern-day
form of
slavery involving
the illegal trade of
people for
exploitation or
commercial gain.
What is
human
trafficking?
DEFINITIONS
BY HOMELAND
SECURITY
Human
trafficking is
happening in
our hotel
industry.
Why is this
important
to me?
Human trafficking is the #2
crime in the United States.
•
•Human
trafficking is a 32
billion dollar per year
industry.
•An
estimated 21 million
people globally are being
held as slaves.
More than 85% of victims
are US citizens.
•
More than 300,000 minors
are at risk in the United
States.
•
How
popular is
human
trafficking?
85% of counties in the state of
Tennessee have reported at least
one case of human trafficking.
•
71% of those cases involve a
child
•
Shelby, Davidson, Coffee, and
Knox counties have reported
more than 100 cases each.
•
Hamilton County has reported
26-50 cases.
•
1400 girls are at risk in the
state of Tennessee each year.
•
Human
trafficking
in
Tennessee

Prostitution doesn’t just
happen in big cities. In
Robertson County, a
woman, her husband and
two grown children were
arrested for trafficking
high school students from
their community.
Investigators intercepted
a 16-year-old victim in a
Murfreesboro hotel room.
The victim informed
authorities she’d been
sold to more than 20 men
over the summer.
Stories of
Human
Trafficking
Close to
Home

The Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation and
Vanderbilt University
conducted a statewide
study that found there
were more than 100 cases
of human sex trafficking
documented by social
service agencies in
Chattanooga. At the time,
no local law enforcement
agency had any reports of
sex trafficking. The
woman’s case reported on
Friday marked the first.
Stories of
Human
Trafficking
Close to
Home
What has
In Tennessee an
been done
Anti-Human Trafficking
to help stop
Bill was presented to
Human
state legislators, in
Trafficking?
April 2013. This Bill
made Tennessee one
of the leading states
in Human Trafficking
Laws.
Anti–Human
Trafficking
Legislative
Package
The package includes What has
been done
bills that will:
 Raise the offense of to help stop
Human
promoting
Trafficking?
prostitution of a
minor from a Class E Anti–Human
felony to a Class A or Trafficking
Legislative
B felony.
Package
 Establish a human
trafficking task force.

What
has
Provide grounds for
the termination of a been done
person’s parental
to help stop
rights, if the parent Human
is convicted of
Trafficking?
trafficking for
commercial sex acts
and the parent’s
child is one of the
victims of the
offense.
Anti–Human
Trafficking
Legislative
Package
Victims of human
trafficking are usually
kept in upscale hotels
and resorts over smaller
motels.
 Hilton Worldwide is part
of “The Code”
 “The Code” is The Code
of Conduct for the
Protection of Children
from Sexual Exploitation
in Travel and Tourism

The Code
 “The
Code” was
developed by ECPAT
The Code
(End Child Prostitution
and Trafficking)
 The
website,
TheCode.org, one can
find, agree, and sign
to the six criteria
associated with this
movement.
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Multiple bruises or cuts at How
different stages of healinghelp
Same attire or little
belongings; unsuitable
living conditions

No identification
documents

Fearful or timid of
authority figures
can we
stop
human
trafficking?
Warning Signs

Unable to move
independently; controlled
movements

Always accompanied by
another person

Coached what to say

Disoriented or confused;
signs of mental abuse

Guest refuses service to
room for entire length of
stay
How can we
help stop
human
trafficking?
Warning Signs
Myths &
Myth – Human
trafficking is only sex Misconceptions
trafficking.
How much do we
Fact – Forced labor is a really know about
human trafficking?
significant type of
human trafficking.
Examples: sweatshops,
restaurants, and
domestic service.
Myth – All human trafficking Myths &
victims attempt to seek
Misconceptions
help when in public.
Fact –Victims are often
How much do we
afraid to come forward.
really know about
They are sometimes
threatened and deprived of human trafficking?
identification documents.
Myth – Human trafficking
victims are only foreign
born individuals.
Fact – Human trafficking
victims can be any race,
age, gender, or nationality.
They also come from all
socioeconomic groups.
The hotline was created as Hotline
a result of the passage by Information
the Tennessee General
Assembly of the National
Human Trafficking Resource
Center Hotline Act
 The hotline is 24 hours a
day and strictly confidential.
 All calls are answered by
professionals specifically
trained to receive calls,
collect information, and give
referral service to callers.


First: always go to
your supervisor.

Never intervene.
Confronting a victim of
an exploiter puts staff
at risk, puts the victim
at risk, and may result
in violence or the victim
and exploiter running
away.
What should
I do if I
witness any
indicators?

Tennessee Human
Trafficking Resources
Center Hotline:
1-855-558-6484
What should
I do if I
witness any
indicators?

Homeland Security
International Hotline:
1-866-344-2423
Contact
information

Homeland Security
Human Trafficking
Email: www.ice.gov/tips
Homeland Security
https://www.dhs.gov/blueResources
campaign/learn-about-humantrafficking
 Women’s Fund of Greater
Chattanooga
http://chattanoogawomensfund.c
om/
 Sex Trafficking at Home in
Tennessee?
www.stopsextraffickingintn.com
 Anti-Human Trafficking Legislative
Package
www.capitol.tn.gov
 Stories | End Slavery. Tennessee
http://www.endslaverytn.org/getinvolved/learn/stories/
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